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  • ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: RED WINGS TOP FAN FAVORITE LIST

              ESPN Chilton interviewed 1,750 avid NHL fans from
         January-December '97 on their favorite team/player:
    
         
    FAVORITE NHL TEAM
    FAVORITE NHL PLAYER
    Red Wings
    16%
    Wayne Gretzky
    18%
    Rangers
    11%
    Eric Lindros
    8%
    Flyers
    10%
    Steve Yzerman
    5%
    Penguins
    9%
    Jaromir Jagr
    4%
    Avalanche
    7%
    Mark Messier
    4%

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  • THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

    NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JANUARY 14
     
    YEAR-TO-DATE
    TEAM
    HOME
    DATES
    '97-98
    AVG.
    TOTAL
    %
    CAP
    '96-97
    AVG.
    +/-
    GAMES
    '96-97
    SEASON
    MON
    23
    20,543
    472,482
    97%
    21,002
    - 1%
    - 2%
    PHI
    23
    19,433
    446,970
    100%
    19,311
    + 2%
    0%
    NYR
    25
    18,183
    454,568
    100%
    18,174
    0%
    0%
    NJD
    25
    16,817
    420,422
    88%
    16,398
    + 7%
    + 3%
    OTT
    22
    16,050
    353,095
    87%
    15,377
    + 4%
    + 12%
    PIT
    21
    15,204
    319,281
    90%
    16,735
    - 7%
    - 9%
    BUF
    20
    14,766
    295,311
    79%
    16,912
    - 10%
    - 13%
    WAS
    22
    14,746
    324,407
    78%
    15,763
    - 7%
    - 6%
    FLA
    23
    14,703
    338,169
    100%
    14,703
    0%
    0%
    BOS
    22
    14,451
    317,924
    82%
    15,551
    - 4%
    - 7%
    TAM
    24
    14,120
    338,888
    71%
    17,443
    - 20%
    - 19%
    NYI
    23
    12,176
    280,058
    75%
    12,495
    + 6%
    - 3%
    CAR
    29
    8,544
    247,784
    54%
    13,685
    - 37%
    - 38%

    NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JANUARY 14
     
    YEAR-TO-DATE
    TEAM
    HOME
    DATES
    '97-98
    AVG.
    TOTAL
    %
    CAP
    '96-97
    AVG.
    +/-
    GAMES
    '96-97
    SEASON
    DET
    26
    19,983
    519,568
    100%
    19,978
    no change
    CHI
    25
    17,588
    439,701
    86%
    19,397
    - 6%
    - 9%
    STL
    27
    17,496
    472,401
    91%
    16,807
    + 7%
    + 4%
    VAN
    22
    17,140
    377,080
    93%
    17,320
    - 1%
    - 1%
    ANH
    23
    17,015
    391,334
    99%
    16,991
    + 1%
    0%
    SJS
    21
    17,014
    374,318
    97%
    17,420
    - 2%
    - 2%
    CAL
    24
    16,781
    402,755
    90%
    17,089
    + 1%
    - 2%
    DAL
    23
    16,228
    373,248
    96%
    15,997
    + 3%
    + 1%
    EDM
    23
    16,122
    370,805
    94%
    16,052
    + 2%
    0%
    COL
    24
    16,061
    385,464
    100%
    16,061
    no change
    TOR
    23
    15,698
    361,064
    100%
    15,704
    no change
    PHO
    23
    14,899
    342,678
    92%
    15,586
    - 3%
    - 4%
    LAK
    21
    12,701
    266,715
    79%
    12,297
    + 6%
    + 3%

     

    NOTES: "96-97 AVG." is for last season as a whole. "+/- '96-97" compares this year's figures to last year's, both for the same number of home dates and for the season as a whole. The Hurricanes are playing at the Greensboro Coliseum, capacity 15,902. Last year, the team played in the Hartford Civic Center, capacity 14,660. The Capitals played their first 10 games at US Airways Arena before moving to the new MCI Center. Overall, the NHL is averaging 15,982 per game and playing to 89% capacity. -30-

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